Magazine fall2013


Published on

North Hennepin Communnity Colege Magazine 2013

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Magazine fall2013

  1. 1. Fall 2013 Magazine Mentoring Gains Momentum at NHCC Fall Classes Start Aug. 26 Apply now! Fall Credit Classes pg 19 Continuing Education Classes pg 25
  2. 2. 44% of our students get more than $35 million in financial aid each year The average class size is 24 students Almost 500 students are going to NHCC while they’re still in high school 61% of our students are the first person in their family to attend college You could earn any of 34 certificates, 32 associate degrees, and 7 bachelor degrees on our campus Take a Quick Look at NHCC 10,671 students take credit classes, 1,162 take non-credit classes We are a diverse community – 40% are students of color By 2018, 70% of jobs in Minnesota will require some education beyond high school Our tuition is one of the lowest in the state New Bioscience and Health Careers Center will open Fall 2014
  3. 3. 3 In This Issue NHCC’s African & African-American Male Leadership and 10 Mentoring Movement Miss Minnesota International and NHCC Alumna Charity Bess: proud of her crown and her diploma 13 The Making of an Internship Also: 16 2 Message from the President 6 Welcoming Dr. Lisa Larson as Acting President of NHCC 7 NHCC’s $276 Million Impact on Local Economy is Substantial 8 Professor Anna Kniebel means e-Business page 19 9 Extended Partnership Gives Students New Fall 2013 Credit Classes Bachelor Degree Option 11 Alumnus Lance Olson Looks to His Alma Mater for Customized Training 12 NHCC Receives Distinct Honors 14 Raking in the Awards Infographic: A guide to paying for college page 25 Continuing Education, Non-Credit, and Customized Training Classes Get your 4-Year Degree on our campus NHCC partners with area universities to allow you to earn your Bachelors degree at our convenient location. Partnerships and degrees include: Business Business Administration Nursing Biochemistry & Biotechnology Construction Management Operations Management Medical Laboratory Science Concordia University–St. Paul Metropolitan State University Metropolitan State University Minnesota State University–Moorhead Minnesota State University–Moorhead Minnesota State University–Moorhead St. Cloud State University For more information visit or for a list of upper-division classes offered this fall on our campus.
  4. 4. A Message from the President’s Office As I reflect on the college’s mission of engaging students, changing lives and how we go about accomplishing our mission, I can truly say that I’m a proud president. Proud of our students, proud of our faculty and staff, proud of our partners and the communities we serve. Our momentum here is strong, as demonstrated by the extraordinary stories and notable awards highlighted throughout this issue of the magazine, and I trust that we’ll only continue to move forward. NHCC Magazine is published twice a year and is distributed without charge to alumni, students, faculty, community members, and friends of North Hennepin Community College. Please direct any correspondence regarding this publication to: NHCC Communications Office 7411 85th Ave. North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763-488-0390 or 800-818-0395 Acting President Lisa Larson Vice President of Academic Affairs Jane Reinke Vice President of Student Affairs Landon Pirius Interim Marketing & Communications Director Janet McClelland Writers Jenny Caudill, Michelle Goode, Janet McClelland Graphic Designers Jocelyn Anderson, Jenny Caudill, Alex Wasnick Mission Engaging Students, Changing Lives North Hennepin Community College creates opportunities for students to reach their academic goals, succeed in their chosen professions, and make a difference in the world. Vision Opportunity without limits, learning without end, and achievement beyond expectation The cover story about the African & African American Male Leadership/Mentoring Movement, for example, powerfully represents the difference we strive to make. Students and employees came together to start an initiative that has already proven to help students stay in school and graduate. Furthermore, black male community leaders have agreed to mentor these men so they can look forward to post-college careers. Our foundation office has also received donations from local businesses to help support retention initiatives like these. Other innovative initiatives, like our expanded partnership with Concordia University, give students access to continue their four-year education at NHCC’s campus. Internships with local businesses provide our students with on-the-job experience and the essential skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Collaborations with legislators and information technology retailers resulted in strategies to train Minnesota workers for these high-demand/ high-skilled/high-paying jobs, so employers are able to find employees locally. North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For the next year, I will be serving at the system office as interim vice chancellor, where I will work at the state level for all 31 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ institutions. I’m confident that NHCC will continue to move forward under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Larson, NHCC’s new acting president (pictured with me above). She, too, believes in our mission and shares the passion and drive described in our welcome article on page 6. The College reserves the right to cancel, postpone, and reschedule course offerings. Lack of English skills should not be a barrier to admission and participation. I’m proud of NHCC and look forward to our future successes and that of our wonderful students! Visit our website at for the most current class schedule information. Sincerely, Dr. John O’Brien President, North Hennepin Community College North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. North Hennepin Community College and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. North Hennepin Community College’s Disability Access Services office can be reached at 763-493-0555.
  5. 5. NHCC’s African and African-American Male Leadership Mentoring Movement O ne African-American student at NHCC came from a broken home, raised by his single mother. As a child, he was affected by his father’s absence and his mother’s choice in abusive men. Another was a refugee from Somalia who was accustomed to a different way of life. He was not only traumatized by the loss of family members in the war, but felt ostracized when he first came to America. Similar to what we hear in the national news about the various achievement gap factors among black male college students, these are the real backgrounds shared by our very own at NHCC. One hundred percent of the men in this group have successfully stayed in school or graduated However, a group of black men at the college are doing some really positive and powerful things to change their outlook. And the future is looking bright. See, 100 percent of the men in this new group have either successfully stayed in school (21) or graduated this past spring (8); including Devery Peterson, the student from the broken home, who is now excelling in college and is extremely active in campus and community activities; and Awale Osman, the student from Somalia, who just graduated with the highest honors and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications at Augsburg College. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 3
  6. 6. The idea to form this group and its initiative – the African & African-American Male Leadership/Mentoring Movement – came up in the spring of 2012 when a concerned student tutor, Robert Foster, approached a First Year Experience (FYE) instructor mid-semester and said, “When this class began, there were eight black men and now there are only two. What can I do to help?” From there, two FYE instructors began exploring the issue, and with the help of three other advisors, meetings were set up with black male students to listen to them talk about their college experiences and obstacles. Then, with the support of the Diversity and Equity office, NHCC formalized the African & African-American Male Leadership/ Mentoring Movement (AAAMLMM). The men continued to recruit more members and develop their goals. And, in doing so, decided to unite the African and African American male students. “Africans and African Americans have much more in common than we have differences, including our past struggles and future goals as black men,” said Foster. “More importantly, we as people are stronger as a group than we are individually, so we can help each other that much better.” The makeup of the AAAMLMM and how it works can be described in three parts (soon to be four): The first part provides campus leadership training to participating students by faculty, staff, and/or other outside professionals. This is done through interactive workshops and gives students the initial tools they need to be effective leaders and mentors. After leadership training, the student leaders mentor other students who may be struggling in school. The purpose of the second part is to provide student leadership opportunities, as well as support to fellow brothers. In addition to the support and camaraderie the students provide to one another, they also encourage participation in extracurricular campus events and community volunteerism, since active students are proven to be more successful in school. The goal here is for students to persist in school, rather than drop out, and ultimately graduate. Awale Osman participated in many NHCC campus committees during his time as a student. At one meeting, an employee asked him how he finds time to attend all these meetings on top of his academic responsibilities. Osman responded, “This is what I do for fun!” Through his college experiences taking liberal arts courses, assisting teachers, participating in policy making, and speaking at campus events, Osman decided on a career in education. “It’s where I believe I can contribute the most to others and receive the highest personal gratification.” 4 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013
  7. 7. Devery Peterson credits his mother for where he is today. “Growing up was a challenge, but I have always admired the remarkable strength my mother showed in raising me, my brother, and my sister. She’s my inspiration.” Currently working on his liberal arts degree at NHCC, a strong spokesperson on behalf of AAAMLMM, and an avid ally of other student groups on campus, Peterson plans to transfer to the Carlson School of Management to study business. The third part engages students with black male professionals, which includes guest speakers or job shadowing. This allows students to see and learn firsthand from positive role models, get inspired, set post-college expectations, and become successful leaders in their occupations and communities. For example, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system’s very own Chief Diversity Officer, Whitney Harris, has been meeting with the group on a regular basis. He’s currently helping them gather their personal stories as black men for possible publication in the Journal of Men’s Studies. “It’s my honor to be a part of this important initiative. I’m extremely impressed by the men in this group and what they’re doing. I hope other colleges will follow their example,” said Harris. Robert Foster was born and raised in a small, impoverished, segregated town in Tennessee. While Foster didn’t graduate high school, he was recruited by the navy during his senior year and earned his GED. After serving as an E-6 officer, he moved from the south to Minnesota because salaries were much higher. He worked as a supervisor at a construction supplies plant and started attending NHCC in 2010. He’s pursuing his A.S. in accounting with a goal of earning a B.S. in computer forensics at Metropolitan State University. He and his wife will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. of this program to participate as the professionals and mentor the newest generation of students. If you are interested in being a part of the African & African-American Male Leadership/Mentoring Movement at NHCC as a student or a professional, visit for more information, or contact NHCC’s Chief Diversity and Affirmative Action Officer Michael Birchard at or 763-424-0944. “More importantly, we as people are stronger as a group than we are individually, so we can help each other that much better.” To sustain this effort, there will be a fourth part that will include the alumni Some of the members of the AAAMLMM North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 5
  8. 8. Welcoming Dr. Lisa Larson, Acting President of NHCC T he Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Board of Trustees named Dr. Lisa Larson to serve as acting president of North Hennepin Community College. Her appointment became effective June 1, 2013, and will run for a term of 13 months, while NHCC president Dr. John O’Brien serves as interim vice chancellor of academic and student affairs. “I’m truly honored to have been chosen for this important position and look forward to maintaining and advancing NHCC’s student focus, open communication and consultation, and transparency in decision-making,” said Dr. Larson. Most recently the vice president for academic and student affairs at Hennepin Technical College, Dr. Larson also previously served as a dean at Lake Superior College from 2004-2007 and at Hennepin Technical College from 2000-2004, as well as a general education coordinator at Dakota County Technical College from 19992000. She has taught at Hennepin Technical College; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minneapolis Business College; and the University of Minnesota – Crookston. Dr. Larson holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, speech communication, and political science from Northern State University; a master’s degree in speech communication and industrial relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato; as well as a doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University. In recommending her for the role, Chancellor Steven Rosenstone said, “Dr. Larson is an experienced 6 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 academic leader dedicated to student success and has strong partnerships with faculty, staff, and the community. She is committed to the mission of community colleges. Under her leadership, North Hennepin Community College will continue its tremendous momentum.” Dr. O’Brien added, “I have known and respected Dr. Larson for half a dozen years. She knows the community, fully understands the mission of our college, and is passionate about the values we share. I also believe her unique perspective will be insightful. For these reasons and more, Dr. Larson has my complete confidence and my enthusiastic endorsement.” Dr. Larson currently lives in Waconia with her husband Tim of 21 years, and two children, Christian (age 10) and Miranda (age 7). She was born and raised in Watertown, SD, and enjoys reading, gardening, and watching her kids participate in hockey and gymnastics.
  9. 9. NHCC’s $276 Million Impact on Local Economy is Substantial Economic Impact The I t’s estimated that North Hennepin Community College generates an annual economic impact of $276 million and 2,628 jobs in the Twin Cities area according to the results of a study by Wilder Research, a nationally recognized source of data used by state and local planners, policy makers, and service providers. Compared to the Wilder study in 2007, NHCC more than doubled its financial impact and increased jobs by over 60 percent. “In addition to our mission of engaging students and changing lives, NHCC plays a vital role in supporting our state and regional economy,” says NHCC President John O’Brien. “Our operations and activities generated by faculty, staff, and students not only impact the regional economy and support local business and industry, but also reflect our area’s growing and changing demographics.” Jose Diaz, research scientist for Wilder, states, “This economic impact research provides a statistically valid measurement of the significance of an organization’s activities on the regional economy. Policy makers and community leaders can use the data to inform their decisions. NHCC clearly has a significant impact on the regional economy.” The study further estimates the increased productivity value of the 784 associate degrees awarded by NHCC in 2011. Assuming a 40-year work life, the education received by NHCC graduates will yield additional state income of $73.4 million. “NHCC makes a longterm contribution to the regional economy with every graduating class because the productivity improvements from higher education last for the worker’s entire career,” said Diaz. On a statewide level, the Wilder study shows the 7 state universities and 24 community and technical colleges that make up the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system: • Generate an annual economic impact of $8.3 billion (direct impact of $5 billion and indirect impact in other industries of $3.3 billion). • Represent a return of $13.53 for each $1 of state appropriation. • Generate an estimated 80,856 jobs in the state and approximately $490 million in tax revenues for Minnesota state and local governments. In addition to the impact outlined above, the enhanced productivity of MnSCU graduates across the state is equivalent to $4.7 billion of future value created each year. To review the Wilder studies conducted for MnSCU and its institutions, visit economicimpact/index.html of North Hennepin Community College in the twin cities area NHCC annually generates $276 MILLION 2,628 Jobs increased by over 60% since 2007 $16 MILLION in tax revenues for state and local government the statewide impact of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System MnSCU annually generates 80,856 Jobs in the state $8.3 BILLION 56,876 Direct Jobs 23,979 Indirect Jobs including vendors, contractors, and businesses supplying colleges, universities, and students Source: “The economic impact of North Hennepin Community College” by Wilder Research, February 2013 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 7
  10. 10. Learn about NHCC Business Computer Systems & Management Professor Anna Kniebel A At NHCC, our Business programs mean business! Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, NHCC’s business programs help students develop market-ready skills in business administration, business computer systems & management, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and more... Whether you’re just starting out, or already a working professional, we offer real-life education for students who want to: • Earn an A.S. and transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree • Enter the marketplace more quickly with an A.A.S. degree • Earn certificates to enhance employability or to apply credits toward a degree • Take a NEW Microsoft Office 2013 class To learn about our various business programs, many of which can be completed online, visit To learn about our partnerships with four-year universities, including bachelor’s degrees that can be completed at NHCC’s campus, visit 8 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 nna Kniebel has taught Business Computer Systems & Management at North Hennepin Community College for over 30 years. Winner of NHCC’s 2013 Award for Excellence in Teaching, Kniebel is a leader and innovator in bringing new technology to the classroom, and is one of the first NHCC professors to adopt all-online and blended courses into her curriculum. She’s committed to providing the best learning experience for her students, regardless of computer skill level. Here’s a bit of what she has to say: My teaching style: If you’re a student taking a class from me, you’ll be participating in a style called active learning. Through demonstration, practice, and participation, we’ll learn the material together. Students may work together in pairs or small groups on a project. My grading and testing philosophy: I like to give students many grading opportunities. If you’re not exactly great in one area, you may be able to make up the grade somewhere else. In addition to multiple choice testing, I give students homework where they use the application – projects using the software. They get project points for creativity, extra research, applying what they know, and working independently. It’s not just a midterm and a final exam. They do many different things that go into their grade. What you can expect from taking an online course from me: You can expect to hear from me – a lot! If you ask me a question, I’ll respond pretty quickly. If you’re getting behind in your work, you’ll be hearing from me too. To be an online student, you need to be very organized and very motivated. I’ll do my best to help you stay on track, but you really have to keep up with your homework. Try a class, then get a degree or certificate: If you want to pursue a certificate or degree in business, we encourage you to just try a class. You could get a certificate with as few as nine credits and put that on your resume, while you continue to study for your associate’s degree. We also have “2+2 programs” for people who plan to transfer to a four-year degree program. Our partnerships with Metropolitan State University and Bethel University, for example, allow students to easily apply their Business Computer Systems & Management two-year degree credits toward a related four-year degree. Kniebel has an M.A. in Business and Marketing Education from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a B.S. in Business and Marketing Education from Bemidji State College. Her areas of expertise include e-learning, higher education, instructional design, and Microsoft Office.
  11. 11. Expanded Partnership Gives Students New Bachelor Degree Option W hile North Hennepin Community College and Concordia UniversitySt. Paul have been partners for years, with articulation agreements that allow students to transfer their NHCC credits toward a four-year degree at Concordia, students can now complete a Bachelor of Arts in Business at NHCC’s campus in Brooklyn Park beginning fall semester. At the signing ceremony, NHCC President Dr. John O’Brien stated, “Helping students, especially working students or students with children, find ways to manage their busy lives has always been part of our mission. Offering NHCC students a way to continue their fouryear business degree from Concordia right here on our campus is a great service.” Dr. Eric LaMott, Concordia Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, concurred. “Students will not only be able to take their classes at NHCC, but Concordia will also have staff on campus to provide student support services. We are pleased to offer this opportunity.” Students can complete their bachelor’s degree in two years or less through Concordia’s accelerated cohort program model, taking classes on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings at NHCC’s campus or online. Also, NHCC graduates who transfer to Concordia will automatically receive a scholarship of up to $2,000 towards their four-year degree. NHCC President Dr. John O’Brien and Concordia Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Eric LaMott at the signing ceremony NHCC and Concordia are planning to offer more bachelor degree programs in the near future. For more information, contact Renae Fry, NHCC’s Dean of Business, Technology, and Career Programs at 763-493-0546 or Invest in Your Next Degree. Bring Your Associates to CSP. Concordia’s Transfer Advantage partnership provides a transfer process that offers studen ts r eal benefits and v ast opportunities ffers v for advanced learning. CONCORDIA TRANSFER CONCORDIA TRANSFER ADVANTAGE FEATURES INCLUDE: ADVANTAGE FEATURES INCLUDE: T ATURES $2,000 par tnership scholarships Seamless tr ansfer of cr edits Availability of mor e c ourses and deg rees Advising and involvement from faculty members Priority admission for academically eligible students Ability to finish a degree in two years or less Visit our office location on NHCC’s campus at CBT 155 or visit for more information. Responsive. Relevant. Real.
  12. 12. A Beautiful Mind NHCC Alumna Charity Bess is proud of her crown and even prouder of her cap and gown B eauty is not a look. It’s a feeling – on the inside – that carries through to the outside. It’s a mindset. NHCC alumna Charity Bess was recently crowned 2013 Miss Minnesota International. Standing tall at 5’1” (5’7” in six inch heels), it wasn’t Bess’ pretty white evening gown that won her this title. It was what she stood for. Bess’ pageant platform focused on the importance of mentorship. She is a mentor for the Girl Scouts, helping young girls build courage, confidence, and character. “Growing up, one of the most valuable gifts I had was having a positive role model and mentor. I became a mentor because I wanted to give back the valuable life lessons I learned on my journey to becoming a woman. Through Girl Scouts mentoring, I help girls understand the importance of leadership, character development, financial literacy, business ethics, STEM fields, and so much more.” As a contestant, Bess is also involved with the pageant’s official charity, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Bess also shined on another stage this past spring. Wearing a different kind of crown (a cap with a tassel), gown, and sash, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in African American & African studies. “There’s no better feeling than graduation,” she said tearfully. “It’s what I worked so hard to accomplish. I now own it and it belongs to me!” Bess transferred to the U of M from NHCC, where she completed her generals. During her time as an NHCC student from 2008-2010, Bess was active in Phi Theta Kappa and the Honors program, honing in on her leadership skills. She also worked as a student ambassador, providing prospective students with information about college and acclimating new students to the campus. And she was a conversation partner, where she teamed up with an NHCC student from another country to help with the English language. “My conversation partner was Vilma Topuzi from Albania. We became friends through the program and remain friends to this day. In fact, Vilma also 10 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 transferred to and graduated from the U of M, and interned at the City of Brooklyn Park where I currently work as a communications specialist. Conversation Partners was one of my favorite experiences at NHCC.” In addition, Bess was a recipient of the T. Christ Staael scholarship, designed for students who demonstrated service to others and the surrounding community. She was also the student spokesperson at the college’s annual gala in 2010. “NHCC was a blessing! Like my family, NHCC instilled values, practiced integrity, provided support, and encouraged me to focus and go after my dreams. Plus, I always enjoy coming home to visit.” Don’t be surprised to someday see Bess anchoring the news or hosting an entertainment show … To learn more about NHCC academic and supplemental programs, visit
  13. 13. Alumnus Looks to His Alma Mater to Provide Customized Training C onAgra Plant Manager Lance Olson knew just who to call. His company had just gone through its annual corporatemandated organizational health check; and although largely favorable, he knew improvements could be made. “I have an A.A.S. in business from North Hennepin Community College,” Olson says. “We’ve sent people to NHCC for professional training in Microsoft Office and other business programs, but for this project I believed we needed a third party with the expertise to dig deeper, get at the issues, and help define what ‘job satisfaction’ and ‘trust in management’ means to our employees.” Nerita Hughes, NHCC’s Interim Director of Professional Training and Development, and Beth Schaefer, Program Development Director, met with Olson a couple of times to determine which expert resources would be the best for ConAgra. Consultant and trainer Erin O’Hara Meyer worked side by side with Schaefer to design, develop, and run a customized training program. “Erin surveyed each employee and then, after analyzing the results, Erin and Beth will work with us to structure an ongoing, company-wide training program,” says Olson. “Employee communications teams, led by members of our hourly workforce, are studying, rating, and ranking issues that they then share with management and apply to their jobs. People are engaged. It’s been a very effective and meaningful process.” Olson reminds other alumni and business leaders that NHCC can continue to serve your business, education, and training needs. A Fortune 500 company with net sales of $18 billion and 36,000 employees, ConAgra is one of the largest private packaged food businesses in North America. Brands such as Orville Redenbacker®, whose packaging is produced at ConAgra’s Maple Grove facility, are found in 97 percent of U.S. households. For more information on how NHCC’s Customized Training division can help your organization, visit or call 763-488-0880. How Does It Work? Step 1: Needs Assessment Step 2: Design Step 3: Delivery Step 4: Evaluation Through discussions with key leaders, learning objectives are established. A rigorous, flexible, and relevant curriculum is developed to fit the business environment. Instructors employ proven business principles to produce optimal educational outcomes. Because employee-development goals drive the program, participants’ experiences are measured against the training objectives. To find out about customized training for your business, call 763-424-0880. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 11
  14. 14. NHCC Receives Distinct Honors at MSCSA’s Annual Ceremony, including prestigious Student Senate of the Year T he Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) is comprised of public two-year college students from across the state, who work with local and federal advocates to ensure accessible, quality, and affordable higher education. Michelle Furrier, Vice President; Demetrius Wooden, Public Relations Coordinator; Heather Johnson, Legislative Coordinator; Nicole Herlitz, Treasurer/IT Coordinator; and Richard Barnier, Secretary. Among many things Left to right: Kitty Hennemann, Richard Barnier, Michelle Furrier, Heather Johnson, John O’Brien, Demetrius Wooden, Matthew Rubel, Nicole Herlitz Each spring, MSCSA holds a general assembly to elect its next year’s cabinet, together with an awards dinner to honor its past year’s outstanding students, faculty, and administers. Nominations are made by peers and awarded by MSCSA leaders. This year, NHCC had much to celebrate! Before 300 MSCSA delegates, NHCC’s Student Senate was named Student Senate of the Year and with high regard. Kitty Hennemann, NHCC’s Director of Student Life and Student Senate Advisor, indicated in her nomination that, “The members of this year’s Student Senate are dedicated, knowledgeable, and have done an amazing job in learning about the college’s operations, policies, student issues, and legislative issues.” NHCC Student Senate officers included: Matthew Rubel, President; 12 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 throughout the year, they took time to meet with students one-on-one, made classroom visits, and attended committee meetings with faculty and staff to discuss student services, health care issues, and even remodeling ideas for the campus center. They conducted online surveys to collect and share the views of the student body with campus leaders, MSCSA, state legislators, and Washington D.C. Rubel was also elected as MSCSA Treasurer for the 2013-14 academic year. “I have worked with many student senates over the years, but have never seen one have such a strong impact on campus,” Hennemann concluded. Hennemann, too, received top honors – a General Assembly Resolution of the Minnesota State College Student Association – making her the first lifetime member. NHCC’s Student Senate proposed, and MSCSA passed, this unanimous resolution in recognition of Hennemann’s extraordinary contributions, leadership, and service. Retiring this year, Hennemann started her career in higher education with the state in 1979 and joined NHCC in 1996. During her tenure, she received a number of recognitions, including a MSCSA scholarship in her name and NHCC’s 2013 Women Building Communities award honoring female leaders. “It has been a pleasure serving and working with students for thirtyfour years!” Lastly (because he insisted the students come first), NHCC President Dr. John O’Brien was awarded College President of the Year. He was nominated by NHCC student senators, including Rubel, who named O’Brien, “because of his open-mindedness, dedication to NHCC and MnSCU, and his amazing budget consultations with our Student Senate.” To get involved in NHCC’s Student Senate or Student Life, visit
  15. 15. The Making of an Internship NHCC Alumnus and Business Owner Hires NHCC Student Interns A 1978 marketing graduate of NHCC, now president of Vaddio (a global manufacturing company of robotic cameras headquartered in Hopkins, Minnesota), Rob Sheeley is giving back to his local college and community by creating paid internship opportunities for NHCC students. After learning what Vaddio was looking for in a student intern, NHCC posted the internship opportunity on campus, screened the students who applied, and forwarded recommendations to Perkins for Vaddio to interview. The two NHCC interns selected were Amdi Jarjue and Tin Tran. A coordinated effort between NHCC and Vaddio, NHCC’s Foundation Office worked with Vaddio’s marketing and communications manager, Kelly Perkins, to come up with an internship plan… “I was so happy to be chosen for this opportunity,” said Jarjue, “and it was more than what I even expected. I look forward to coming to work because I learn something new every day by working with various departments. My favorite is putting together trade show displays with Ken, the trade show manager. He has taught me a ton!” “Marketing interns are always helpful,” says Perkins. “So we wanted interns who would be eager to learn about and participate in things like market research, media tracking, trade show events, and video/photo shoots. In addition to the hands-on training students would learn, we also wanted students to walk away with the essential skills needed to be successful in the workplace, like good communication skills and being able to work together as a team.” Tran agrees and also enjoys creating videos for Vaddio’s various products and training demos. “I like working with the cameras and learning about the new technologies. Working with Jeremy in the IT department is so much fun. Actually, I love working with all the awesome people at Vaddio – it’s a good vibe here!” “It was great seeing Amdi and Tin develop professionally,” states Perkins. “Amdi came to us very shy and nervous, but after a month or two, he found his groove. He immersed himself and took initiative to help out wherever needed. He has more world experience than most and one of the biggest hearts of anyone I’ve ever met.” “Then there’s Tin,” continues Perkins, “upbeat and a jack-of-all-trades, he possesses a magnetic personality and the ability to do anything he sets his mind to – whether it’s marketing, communications, computer science, even sky diving.” “Both guys are true gems, and we at Vaddio learned and benefited from this experience too! It’s nice having helping hands around.” If you are an alumni who owns or works for a local business and is interested in setting up an internship opportunity for NHCC students, contact the NHCC Foundation at or 763-424-0815. Tran (left) was born in Minneapolis, but his family is originally from Vietnam. He completed his generals this past spring and is transferring to the University of Minnesota to pursue a double major in computer science and communications. Jarjue (right) moved to the United States from Gambia in 2011 and enrolled at NHCC in 2012. He’s working on his generals and plans to transfer to St. Cloud State University to complete a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a minor in marketing. Jarjue and Tran didn’t know each other prior to working at Vaddio, where they became friends. Together, they started the Study Break student club. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 13
  16. 16. Raking in the Awards Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Academic and Student Affairs Division Phi Theta Kappa Awale Osman and Ethan Capers (students) each received an All-State Academic Team Award at Phi Theta Kappa’s annual celebration, which is presented to only a select group of students from community and technical colleges in Minnesota, forming the state’s team. NHCC received MnSCU’s Innovative Partnering and Collaboration award for its Oracle Retail Initiative program, which reached out to local legislators and information technology businesses to discuss the skills and training needed by workers in this field, as well as strategies to keep these good-paying jobs in Minnesota. Jane Reinke (Vice President of Academic Affairs) received the Distinguished College Administrator Award at Phi Theta Kappa’s annual national convention for her outstanding support of NHCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Phi Xi. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest international honor society for two-year colleges that encourages scholarship among students. The All-State Academic Team recognizes two-year college students for their leadership, academic achievement, and community and college service. The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to community college vice presidents, deans, or leaders (other than college presidents or chief executive officers) serving in an administrative capacity. Awale Osman and Ethan Capers Minnesota Campus Compact Darion Harding (student) received the Minnesota Campus Compact (MCC) Presidents’ Student Leadership Award for his classroom service learning experience with Edinbrook Elementary, where he conducted readings of his first two children’s books, Can Henry Make It and Henry’s Best Christmas. Darion Harding Robert Hansen (sociology professor) received the MCC Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award for providing classroom service learning opportunities that link students with the community through civic thinking and social responsibility. MCC brings people together across higher education sectors to advance civic and community engagement in the state of Minnesota. Each year, MCC recognizes outstanding student leaders, community partners, and staff or faculty “stewards” of engagement who are identified by member campuses. 14 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 NHCC also received MnSCU’s Innovative Student Affairs program award for its Strategic Enrollment Management Planning program, which not only outlined a master academic and student affairs planning process with predictable enrollments and budgets at NHCC, but may also be used as a future systemwide model at MnSCU. Each Spring, MnSCU recognizes colleges and universities who provide creativity, innovation, and excellence to students and the state. Awards are selected by peer academic and student affairs campuses and system administrators based on criteria, such as adaptability, collaboration, and enhanced student development.
  17. 17. In addition to the honorary mentions throughout this issue of the magazine, NHCC, its students, and employees recently received a number of other prestigious awards. American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges Clement Vaccaro with his wife and daughter NHCC placed third in the central region and twenty-sixth nationally at American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League Exams this past academic year thanks to math students Andrew Boursier, Paolo Castelo Bringas, Keagan Callis, Mitchell Pagel, Anthony Perrault, Khoi Pham, Lane Johnson, and Huy Tran. In addition (pun intended), Bringas and Pham ranked first and third, respectively, in the central region. Tran has the eighth highest combined score in Minnesota and Timothy Hoeder the ninth highest. Paolo Castelo Bringas Twice each academic year, NHCC, along with hundreds of other two-year colleges across North America, participates in the AMATYC Student Math League Exams. Thousands of students take these exams in the fall and again in the spring. Maria Star Student Life In addition to the 96 star students who received an Academic Excellence Award this past academic year for maintaining a 4.0 GPA, the following recipients received: Matt Rubel, Student Senate: President to President Award Samuel Chavez-Barrett, Spanish Club: President of the Year Award Alicia McLeod: Student of the Year Award Awale Osman: Outstanding Student Award Maria Star: Student Employee Excellence in Service Award Clement Vaccaro: International Student Award Kheuvin Xiong: Friend of Student Life Award Connie Sherman: Faculty of the Year Award Troy Nellis: Staff of the Year Award National Council for Marketing & Public Relations This past spring, NHCC received a Silver Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) for its “Making My Story” television commercial series, which highlights real students and faculty. They can be viewed throughout the college’s website at and YouTube station at NCMPR is the only organization of its kind that represents more than 1,550 marketing and public relations professionals at 650 community and technical colleges across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Each year, NCMPR holds a national conference and awards ceremony. This year’s national competition drew 1,669 entries from 266 colleges. At its annual awards ceremony, NHCC’s Student Life office recognizes active clubs and organizations, outstanding students, and supportive advisors. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 15
  18. 18. North Hennepin... a wise investment. How Do I Pay for College? Applying for Financial Aid is Easy Join the 12,000+ students who chose to invest wisely in their future at NHCC this year. Save $10,000 (or more) on an education that rivals that of other prestigious and much more expensive colleges and universities in the area. Financial aid plays an essential role in helping students and their families afford college. Many families are surprised to find they qualify for some assistance. Here’s how the process works: 1 START College can be affordable. www. $5,220 2 A year at North Hennepin Apply Each Academic Year Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at to determine your financial aid eligibility. The form requires you to submit information about your family’s income, assets, and your status as a resident. Use NHCC’s school code: 002370 Review Student Aid Report After submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizing what was submitted. Review it for accuracy and make any changes if necessary. $12,881 A year at the University of Minnesota 3 $17,267 Receive Award Notice Next, you will receive an award notice from NHCC that outlines your financial aid for the current academic year. Average year at private trade schools $33,815 Get Loan and Grant Money Average year at private colleges & universities 4 Financial aid loans, grants, and scholarship disbursements are paid directly to the college and applied toward your tuition and fees. Any remaining balance is made available to students to help pay for living expenses. Numbers from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities publication Go Places 2012-2013 $280,800 5 The additional number of dollars, on average, you would earn over the course of a 40-year career with an associate degree compared to a high school diploma. Add an additional $829,900, on average, if you continue on for your bachelor’s degree. If you qualify, you can apply for open positions at the college from the Employment Opportunities link at Wages are paid directly to the student. 6 Apply for Work-Study Jobs Apply for Scholarships Explore scholarship opportunities through the NHCC Foundation at You can also find external scholarships at sites such as,, and others. Beware of scholarship scams. Almost 91% of all student aid comes directly from the government or the school via the FAFSA. Therefore, be wary of any company that charges fees for financial aid assistance. Financial Aid can help you invest in your future. The lifetime benefits of being a college graduate are worth the investment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, median earnings increase by about $5,000 per year for students who earn an associate degree. 16 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013
  19. 19. Programs of Study Common Myths that stop people from starting college Associate in Arts (A.A.): 60 credits Designed for transfer, the A.A. degree fulfills lower division general education requirements at all MnSCU institutions and some private institutions. The MnTC requirement for the A.A. degree includes 40 credits in all 10 goal areas. Myth: I can’t afford it. Fact: Tuition and fees are substantially lower at NHCC than at traditional four-year and private two-year institutions. And with a tuition freeze for the next two years, now is the time to start or continue your education. Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.): 60-68 credits Myth: I don’t have the time. Designed for transfer to B.F.A. or B.A. art programs, the A.F.A. degree may also be used for career preparation. The MnTC requirement may includes 24-40 credits in 6-10 goal areas. Fact: With day, evening, weekend, accelerated, and online Associate in Science (A.S.): 60-68 credits Designed for transfer, the A.S. degree may also be used for career preparation. The MnTC requirement for the A.S. degree includes 30 credits in six goal areas. Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.): 60 credits Designed for career preparation, the A.A.S. degree may also be used for transfer. The MnTC requirement includes 20 credits in three goal areas. classes, you’ll find what you need to fit college into your busy life. Myth: It will be a waste of time because I’m not sure what I want to do with my life. Fact: If you enroll in our Associate of Arts degree program to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be exposed to subjects you may not have explored before and be on your way to transfer when you ARE ready to decide. If you’ve been meaning to get your college degree, NHCC can help get you started. Don’t put it off any longer – visit Certificate Programs: 9-30 credits Designed for career preparation and enhancement, most credit certificate programs can be completed in one or two semesters and give students a solid foundation of knowledge in a specific field. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): 40 credits Designed to provide the general education requirements in all 10 goal areas for the Associate of Arts degree, the MnTC is accepted by all Minnesota public higher education institutions and most private institutions to fulfill the lower division general education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 17
  20. 20. Degrees and Certificates at North Hennepin Community College CERT Accounting Accounting Accounting Essentials Accounting Technology General Accounting Small Business Accounting Art and Design Graphic Design Studio Arts Web Graphic Design and Programming and e-Commerce American Sign Language American Sign Language Business Business Administration Business Communications Essentials Business Computer Systems and Management Business Principles Desktop Publishing Essentials E-Commerce Entrepreneurship Finance and Investments Finance Management Leadership Essentials Management Marketing Marketing and Sales Microsoft Office Sales Web Graphic Design and Programming and e-Commerce Word Processing Computer Science Application Programming Computer Science Game Programming Internet Programming .NET Programming Object-Oriented Programming Web Graphic Design and Programming and e-Commerce 18 • • • AA AAS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 AFA CERT Criminal Justice Law Enforcement • Building Inspection Technology Construction Management Public Works Engineering • • • • Academic English Language Film and Theatre • • • • Emphasis in Film Theatre • • Histotechnology Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Nursing Program - PN Mobility Option Nursing Program - Two Year Option • Liberal Arts / General Studies Music Music Paralegal • Paralegal Physical Education and Fitness Personal Training Physical Education Science and Math Biology Chemical Laboratory Assistant Chemistry Mathematics • • • • • • • Associate in Arts / MnTC Creative Writing Emphasis in History • • • AFA • Health Careers Individualized Studies AS • • Individualized Studies • • AAS Pre-Engineering English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) • AA Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Construction Programs • • • • AS • • • • • • •
  21. 21. Credit Courses offered Fall 2013 Academic Development ADEV 0940 ADEV 0951 ADEV 0952 ADEV 1000 ADEV 1010 ADEV 1950 ADEV 1990 ADEV 1990 Building A College Vocabulary College Reading and Learning Strategies I College Reading and Learning Strategies II Career Planning Job Seeking Skills Reading Texts Critically Study Skills in Psychology Study Skills in Sociology Accounting ACCT 2100 ACCT 2111 ACCT 2112 ACCT 2200 ACCT 2230 ACCT 2250 ACCT 2260 The Accounting Cycle Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Applied Accounting Capstone Course Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks Small Business Payroll Small Business Income Taxes American Sign Language ASL 1101 ASL 1102 ASL 1400 American Sign Language I American Sign Language II Fingerspelling and Numbers Anthropology ANTH 1010 ANTH 1020 ANTH 1990 Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology Introduction to Anthropology: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology & Prehistory Anthropology of Religion Arabic ARBC 1030 ARBC 1101 ART 1401 ART 1402 ART 2180 ART 2550 ART 2561 ART 2601 ART 2611 ART 2612 ART 2740 ART 2781 ART 2782 ART 2901 ART 2970 Drawing I Drawing II Art History: Pre-History to the Age of Cathedrals Typography Web Design/Graphics I Graphic Design I Painting I Painting II Jewelry Workshop Quiltmaking Workshop I Quiltmaking Workshop II Desktop Design I Art Appreciation Field Trip Biology BIOL 1000 BIOL 1001 BIOL 1101 BIOL 1102 BIOL 1120 BIOL 1130 BIOL 1200 BIOL 1230 BIOL 1231 BIOL 1350 BIOL 2030 BIOL 2100 BIOL 2111 Life Science Biology I Principles of Biology I Principles of Biology II Human Biology Human Biology with a Lab Current Environmental Issues Medical Terminology I - Basics Medical Terminology II - Application Biology of Women Plant Biology Microbiology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Building Inspection Technology BIT 1050 BIT 1150 Foundations of Construction Codes and Inspections Residential Plan Review and Field Inspections Arab Cultures Introduction to Arabic Art ART 1040 ART 1100 ART 1101 ART 1160 ART 1270 ART 1301 ART 1302 ART 1310 ART 1340 ART 1361 ART 1362 Get the full details to plan your schedule online at Introduction to Art Creative Suite: Art, Design and the Web Photography I Digital Photography Digital Video Production Two Dimensional Design I Two Dimensional Design II Three Dimensional Design Fundamentals of Color Ceramics I Ceramics II NHCC students are awarded more than $35 million each year in grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 19
  22. 22. View complete course details online at FREE Computer Information Systems Get prepared to succeed: • one-on-one instructor feedback • learn valuable study strategies • strengthen reading, writing, math, and research skills • sample college courses CIS 1000 CIS 1101 CIS 1102 CIS 1200 CIS 1210 CIS 1220 CIS 1250 CIS 1300 CIS 1310 CIS 1320 CIS 2310 Electronic Keyboarding Communications Business Computer Systems I Business Computer Systems II Word Processing Desktop Publishing Decision Making Excel Photoshop Essentials for Business Introduction to Internet The Whole Internet Web Tools Introduction to E-Commerce Find out more at: Computer Science CSCI 1000 CSCI 1020 CSCI 1035 CSCI 1040 CSCI 1130 CSCI 1150 CSCI 2001 CSCI 2020 CSCI 2030 CSCI 2050 CSCI 2100 CSCI 2400 CSCI 2500 Business BUS 1000 BUS 1010 BUS 1100 BUS 1110 BUS 1200 BUS 1210 BUS 1220 BUS 1300 BUS 1400 BUS 1410 BUS 1430 BUS 1440 BUS 1450 BUS 1600 BUS 1610 BUS 1700 BUS 1810 BUS 2010 BUS 2310 Career Planning Job Seeking Skills Introduction to Business and the American Economy Essential Employment Skills Principles of Management Managerial Communication Effective Supervision Legal Environment of Business Business Mathematics Introduction to Business Finance Financial Statement Analysis Personal Financial Planning Investments Principles of Marketing Consumer Behavior Introduction to International Business Entrepreneurship Internship Business Introduction to E-Commerce Chemistry CHEM 1000 CHEM 1010 CHEM 1030 CHEM 1061 CHEM 1062 CHEM 2061 CHEM 2062 20 Construction Management / Supervision CMSV 2875 CMSV 2885 CMSV 2890 Mechanical and Electrical Systems Construction Estimating Building Organization and Technology Economics ECON 1050 ECON 1060 ECON 1070 Economics of Crime Principles of Economics Macro Principles of Economics Micro Education Chemistry and Society Introduction to Chemistry Introduction to Physical Sciences Principles of Chemistry I Principles of Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Communication Studies COMM 1010 COMM 1110 COMM 1310 COMM 1410 Computer Basics Beginning Web Page Programming Introduction to Computer Programming with Games Beginning Microsoft SQL Server Introduction to Programming in Java Programming in C# for .NET Structure of Computer Programming I Machine Architecture and Organization Database Modeling and Design Internship Computer Science Introduction to Android Application Development Objective-C for Mobile Programming Introduction to Mobile Programming in iOS Fundamentals of Public Speaking Principles of Interpersonal Communication Intercultural Communication Human Communication Theory North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 EDUC 1210 Introduction to Education Engineering ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering and Design English ENGL 0900 ENGL 0950 ENGL 1150 ENGL 1201 ENGL 1202 ENGL 1250 Preparation for College Writing I Preparation for College Writing II Introduction to Literature College Writing I College Writing II Magazine Workshop
  23. 23. View complete course details online at ENGL 1450 ENGL 1900 ENGL 1940 ENGL 2010 ENGL 2020 ENGL 2320 ENGL 2350 ENGL 2380 ENGL 2550 ENGL 2950 ENGL 2960 Reading Plays Introduction to Creative Writing Technical Writing Writing Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir Writing Stories Writing: From Structure to Style Women and Literature American Indian Literature Survey of British Literature I Mystery and Detective Fiction Creative Writing Capstone Project English for Speakers of Other Languages ESOL 0830 ESOL 0860 ESOL 0880 ESOL 0900 ESOL 0930 ESOL 0960 ESOL 0980 ESOL 1080 ESOL 1230 ESOL 1260 ESOL 1280 ESOL 1990 Reading Skills Development English Language Skills Development Listening and Speaking Skill Development College Vocabulary Development II Academic Reading and Study Skills Academic Writing Skills Development Academic Listening and Speaking English Pronunciation College Reading and Studying Skills College Writing Skills Development Listening and Speaking for College Success Topic: Advanced Grammar Workshop History HIST 1010 HIST 1020 HIST 1120 HIST 1130 HIST 1200 HIST 1210 HIST 2900 World History: Origins to 1300 World History: 1300 to Present History of Western Civilization 1550 to Present History of the Medieval West History of the United States Through 1877 History of the United States Since 1877 Applied History Histotechnology HTN 1000 HTN 2003 HTN 2100 HTN 2150 HTN 2200 Clinical Laboratory Basics Histotechniques III Special Stains Special Procedures Histo-Anatomy Honors Seminar HSEM 1000 HSEM 1000 Honors Seminar: Humor Writing Honors Seminar: Political and Legal Implications of Genetic Research Earn your Bachelor’s degree First Year Experience FYE 1020 First Year Experience Geography GEOG 1010 GEOG 1100 GEOG 1190 Physical Geography World Geography Area Studies: Africa on NHCC’s convenient Brooklyn Park Campus. Geology GEOL 1020 GEOL 1110 GEOL 1850 GEOL 1851 Minnesota Field Geology Series: Volcanic, Plutonic, and Metamorphic Geology Physical Geology Oceanography Oceanography Lab Health HLTH 1030 HLTH 1050 HLTH 1060 HLTH 1070 HLTH 1250 HLTH 1600 HLTH 1900 Personal and Community Health Stress Management Drugs and Health Nutrition Wellness for Life First Responder Healthy Sexuality North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 21
  24. 24. View complete course details online at Individualized Studies Mathematics PLA 1010 MATH 0800 MATH 0901 MATH 0902 MATH 0980 MATH 0990 MATH 1130 MATH 1140 MATH 1150 MATH 1170 MATH 1180 MATH 1221 MATH 1222 MATH 2220 MATH 2300 Individualized Studies Development Interdisciplinary Studies INTD 1040 INTD 1211 American Indian Culture: Indigenous Peoples of Minnesota The History, Philosophy, and Practice of Traditional Aikido I See yourself with an Individualized Studies Degree Pre-Algebra Introduction to Algebra Intermediate Algebra Pre College Algebra Statway Statistics I Elementary Statistics Finite Mathematics College Algebra Trigonometry Pre-Calculus Calculus I Calculus II Calculus III Linear Algebra • Design a degree plan tailored to your interests Medical Laboratory Technology • Build on previously completed college credit to complete your degree MLT 1000 MLT 1200 MLT 2100 MLT 2150 MLT 2310 MLT 2320 MLT 2330 MLT 2340 MLT 2350 MLT 2360 MLT 2380 • Develop a plan to combine academic areas • Earn college credit through internship, prior learning, and independent study Find out more at: Get started: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA 1010) is the course to kickstart your Individualized Studies degree. The course will assist you in developing your degree plan while focusing on the central question, “what does it mean to be an educated person”. You must apply for and be accepted into the Individualized Studies program to register for this class. 22 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 Clinical Laboratory Basics Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation Clinical Chemistry Clinical Immunohematology Applied Phlebotomy Applied Hematology Applied Coagulation Applied Urinalysis Applied Microbiology Applied Immunohematology Applied Chemistry Music MUSC 1130 MUSC 1150 MUSC 1160 MUSC 1160 MUSC 1170 MUSC 1180 MUSC 1180 MUSC 1200 MUSC 1220 MUSC 1241 MUSC 1251 MUSC 1300 MUSC 1350 MUSC 1501 MUSC 1510 MUSC 1600 MUSC 1610 MUSC 1801 MUSC 1810 MUSC 1830 MUSC 1850 MUSC 1860 MUSC 1870 MUSC 2010 MUSC 2010 MUSC 2010 College Choir Chamber Singers Large Instrumental Ensemble: Concert Band Large Instrumental Ensemble: Orchestra Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Small Group Performance Ensemble Small Group Performance Ensemble: String Quartet Fundamentals of Music Survey of Western Music Music Theory I Ear Training and Sight Singing I Music in World Cultures History of Rock 'n Roll Class Guitar I Applied Music: Guitar Class Voice Applied Music: Voice Class Piano I Applied Music: Piano Applied Music: Strings Applied Music: Percussion Applied Music: Brass Applied Music: Woodwinds Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Piano Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Guitar Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Strings
  25. 25. View complete course details online at MUSC 2010 MUSC 2010 MUSC 2010 MUSC 2010 MUSC 2170 MUSC 2241 MUSC 2251 MUSC 2970 Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Brass Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Woodwinds Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Voice Advanced Applied Music Lessons: Percussion History of Music I: Medieval Through Classic Eras Music Theory III Ear Training and Sight Singing III Music Appreciation Field Trip Natural Science NSCI 1010 NSCI 1020 NSCI 1030 NSCI 1050 NSCI 1060 NSCI 1070 NSCI 1120 NSCI 1990 Science of Disaster Workshop I Science of Disaster Workshop II Science of Disaster Workshop III Astronomy The Solar System Concepts of the Stars and Universe Meteorology Nobel Conference: Universe at its Limits Nursing NURS 1211 NURS 1213 NURS 2211 Foundations in Nursing Health Assessment in Nursing Provider of Care II Paralegal PLEG 1111 PLEG 1210 PLEG 1411 PLEG 1412 PLEG 2211 PLEG 2212 PLEG 2310 PLEG 2510 PLEG 2620 PLEG 2710 PLEG 2930 Introduction to Law and Paralegal Studies Computer Applications in the Legal Profession Litigation I Litigation II Legal Research and Writing I Legal Research and Writing II Criminal Law and Procedure Contracts and Business Organizations Property Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration Legal Studies Seminar and Internship Philosophy PHIL 1010 PHIL 1020 PHIL 1030 PHIL 1040 PHIL 1050 PHIL 1060 PHIL 1110 PHIL 1200 Introduction to Philosophy Ethics Eastern Religions Western Religions Introduction to Logic Philosophy of Religion Problem Solving Environmental Ethics PE 1260 PE 1270 PE 1310 PE 1400 PE 1420 PE 1430 PE 1440 PE 1500 PE 1740 PE 1750 PE 1820 PE 1990 PE 1990 PE 2101 Kinesthetic Learning Studio Cycle Disc Golf (FROLF) Women’s Self Defense Walk, Jog, Run Tai Chi Chih Karate Foundations of Physical Education Hiking Yoga Boot Camp Fitness Fusion Wilderness Navigation Concepts of Personal Training Physics PHYS 1030 PHYS 1050 PHYS 1060 PHYS 1070 PHYS 1120 PHYS 1201 PHYS 1202 PHYS 1601 PHYS 1602 PHYS 1990 Introduction to Physical Sciences Astronomy The Solar System Concepts of the Stars and Universe Meteorology Principles of Physics I Principles of Physics II General Physics I General Physics II Nobel Conference: Universe at its Limits Political Science POLS 1100 POLS 1140 POLS 1600 POLS 1700 POLS 2130 American Government and Politics State and Local Politics Comparative Politics World Politics Constitutional Law Join Orchestra! Open to NHCC students and community members, watch for class and audition info at For more info, contact Jonas Westover 763-424-0977 Physical Education PE 1010 PE 1041 PE 1050 PE 1151 PE 1210 PE 1240 PE 1250 Physical Fitness Volleyball Weight Training Golf I Badminton Rock Climbing Wellness for Life North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 23
  26. 26. View complete course details online at Psychology PSYC 1150 PSYC 1165 PSYC 1170 PSYC 1210 PSYC 1220 PSYC 2320 PSYC 2330 PSYC 2340 General Psychology Psychology of Adjustment Psychology of Gender Child Development Adult Development Abnormal Psychology Personality Human Sexuality Public Works PUBW 1030 PUBW 1050 Public Works Management and Communication Public Works Operations and Maintenance Sociology SOC 1110 SOC 1130 SOC 1710 SOC 1720 SOC 1730 SOC 1750 SOC 2210 Introduction to Sociology Social Problems/Deviance Introduction to Criminal Justice Police and Community Juvenile Justice Families in Crisis Minority Groups Spanish SPAN 1030 SPAN 1101 SPAN 1102 SPAN 2201 Spanish and Latin American Culture Beginning Spanish I Beginning Spanish II Intermediate Spanish I Theatre, Film, and Television TFT 1210 TFT 1250 TFT 1270 TFT 1320 TFT 1500 TFT 1531 TFT 1540 TFT 1600 TFT 1610 TFT 2950 24 Introduction to Theatre Introduction to Film Digital Video Production World Cinema Acting I: Improvisation and Foundations Stage Combat I Acting for the Camera Theatre Practicum: Performance Theatre Practicum: Technical Theatre Appreciation Field Trip North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 Register Today for Fall semester at courseschedule Classes begin August 26
  27. 27. Get Professional Training & Development at North Hennepin Community College Visit us online at Professional Training & Development From the Director’s Desk... At North Hennepin Community College, we are committed to providing innovative continuing education, customized training, and workforce development. We accomplish this through quality instruction, service, and unique solutions. Professional Training & Development’s (PTD) purpose is to spur the growth of local businesses, the community, and the state economy while providing life-changing career opportunities for incumbent workers and job seekers. We ensure student success and strengthen the workforce in a manner that is both financially sustainable and cutting-edge. Within the next few pages, you’ll find what NHCC’s PTD division has to offer you, your staff, or your organization. Classes are taught by experienced and trained instructors who engage in interactive discussions and activities that will help you to develop essential skills, augment career opportunities, and grow personally and professionally. We are especially proud of the ongoing opportunities that we provide businesses and organizations through our Customized Training classes and programs. We offer a complimentary needs assessment that will allow us to tailor a class or program to precisely fit your organization’s goals. We will work with you to deliver training and development customized to your employees through design, implementation, and evaluation tools. Take Just the Class You Need... Whether you’re a student, a working professional, changing careers, or just looking to learn something new, NHCC’s Professional Training and Development classes have something for you. Ranging from accounting to web design, you’ll find the right class to fit your need. ... or Earn Your Certificate Non-credit Certificate programs are ideal for people who want to acquire an in-depth background in a particular field without pursuing a formal degree program. Register for a complete sequence of certificate courses and receive a 15% discount on tuition. At Our New Training Facility NHCC’s Professional Training and Development classes are offered in the newly renovated and expanded Center for Business and Technology on our campus in Brooklyn Park. Courses can also be customized to your organization’s needs and provided at your place of business. Register today! We believe in continuous improvement, so your feedback is valuable to us. If you have any class or topic suggestions, please let us know. Call: 763-424-0880 Best Regards, Visit: Nerita Hughes Director of Professional Training & Development Click: North Hennepin Community College Center for Business & Technology (CBT) 7411 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 25
  28. 28. NHCC Professional Training & Development How to Use this Course List I want to take an interesting class and gain new skills... • Peruse the following pages; classes are categorized by subject area. • Organize a list of classes that interest you; call 763-424-0880 if you have any questions. • Register (see page 32), arrange payment, and mark your calendar! I want to earn a program certificate... • Take a look at the certificate programs listed in the following pages. Don’t see one that matches your needs? Call our office to discuss options. • Need clarification on which program will best fit your needs? Call us at 763-424-0880 for assistance. • Register (see page 32), arrange payment and mark your calendar! I want to offer training to my employees... • Take a look at all the classes and programs we offer. If you want something specific for your organization, call us at 763-424-0880 and ask to speak with a program director. • Would you prefer to hold training at your site or send employees to NHCC? We can help you determine which option best meets your needs. • Call one of our program directors at 763-424-0880 to talk about your specific needs. They can combine existing classes to make a perfect training system, or work with you to create something entirely new with our subject matter experts. • Get ready to revitalize your staff with exciting, high-impact training customized just for your organization! Leadership Breakfast Lectures Fall 2013 Series Be an Approachable Leader Leaders in the workplace are expected to manage people, be skilled in new processes, and be well-informed on ever-evolving technologies. As the fog of demand increases, the one skillset that remains a beacon is clear communication. This year’s Leadership Breakfast Lecture series focuses on communication skills that you can use to be an approachable leader – one who is open-minded, amenable, accessible, useful, and practical. October 16 – Session I: Balancing Between Leading People and Managing Tasks November 6 – Session II: Using Solution-Based Feedback to Change Behavior November 20 – Session III: Choosing Conflict, Not Combat By Sept. 30: Early Bird Registration $45 per session, After Oct.1: $55 per session Series Special: take all three classes and receive a FREE copy of the book Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People by Susan Benjamin. FREE! For more info and to register: or 763-424-0880 26 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013
  29. 29. Non-Credit Courses offered Fall 2013 New! Business Communication Series Looking for a quick boost to your professional skillset? NHCC’s new 2-course Business Communication Essentials series will help you meet your goals – fast! Get convenient, on-target training and learn practical skills you can use right away. You will think strategically along with mastering a related technical skill. Series I: Influential Business Presentations Professional presentation skills are becoming a new survival skill in the workplace. In this series, you’ll learn techniques to create dynamic presentations that will not only get your point across, but deliver the message with real impact. Series III: High Impact Business Writing Powerful Presentation Skills In a competitive market, it’s important to be able to present information in a clear and comprehensive way to a small group, a large audience, or even one-on-one. Learn how to craft a persuasive message and deliver it with integrity and professionalism to get your desired results. Effective business writing gets attention, informs, and prompts action. The ability to write clearly and concisely can increase productivity and earn you creditability and respect in the workplace. Learn the skills to express your ideas through polished professional communications. Business and Professional Writing: A 3-Step Approach Creating Powerful Presentations: How to Put Microsoft Office’s Image Tools to Work for You Computer-based visuals are becoming the standard for business presentations. Using the tools in the Microsoft Office suite, you’ll learn how to create, edit, and insert photos, charts, screen shots, and illustrations, and embed links and videos into your presentation to create effective and compelling narratives. Our proven 3-step formula will show you the best techniques to communicate through the written word. Learn how to analyze your audience and craft your message tailored precisely to them, how to organize your thoughts for clarity and impact, how to craft effective sentences and paragraphs, and gain expert writing habits for consistent results. Using Personal Mobile Tech Devices Professionally Series II: Positive Team Communications Strong team communication skills can build relationships, keep everyone on the same page, allow for open expression and direct feedback, and improve confidence levels among members. In this series, get the tools you need to develop effective communication skills and create a healthy and thriving team. To be productive during the business day, it is important to manage your personal tech devices rather than the devices dictating your time usage. Leverage your mobile tech device to improve your job time management and productivity. You’ll learn best practice options for choosing a communication platform to match your message, secure your information, manage email and calls, and discover helpful apps for organizing the workday. There are Lots of I’s in Team: Get Them to Work Together While the old saying professes “There are No I’s in Team,” workplace reality reveals individual views, strengths and weaknesses, and skills training all influence team performance. Gain the tools you need to improve team building, influence internal and external team communication, and motivate a team towards success. Get started today – register at or call (763) 424-0880 Beyond Critical Thinking: How to Know You’re Using the Best Decision-making Model The ability to make a decision and put it into action is imperative in the work of business. A structured process – a decision-making model – can help clear away some of the chaos and uncertainty. Find out how to decide which model will yield your best results in any situation. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 27
  30. 30. NHCC Professional Training & Development L.E.A.D Academy Leadership is about more than knowledge of an organization or its processes. In fact, most leaders fail because they do not understand the human element that is part of every team, project, or department. L.E.A.D. Academy takes a holistic approach to leadership skills: combining the technical skills to manage tasks with the strategies of leading people. It currently consists of three certificate tracks or you can pick and choose one course to fit your leadership development needs. Emerging Leader Certificate Having the expertise to complete tasks successfully is an element that leads to promotions; however, expertise alone does not translate into leadership success. Learn the skills for leadership excellence including delegating, building effective teams, problem-solving when objectives go awry, setting clear expectations, and giving feedback that motivates. Advanced Leadership Certificate Leaders need to be well-rounded and able to juggle their own development as well as that of their staff and organization. This certificate allows experienced leaders to assess their own skills and choose sessions that will add to their leadership strategy toolbox. Project Management Leadership Certificate Project Managers need to have a grasp on both the technical aspects of leading projects and the people skills necessary to carry out the project phases. Learn the basics of project management according to the Project Management Institute, discover your own leadership strengths and how they will aid you in leading projects, and gain the skills to effectively run meetings, build teams, and implement change. L earn About Yourself Leading With Your Strengths Successful people know and build on their strengths to embrace change, engage with their team members, and create big results. This course focuses on understanding your own strengths and personality. Exceptional Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Exceptional leaders understand the impact their actions and words have on the people they lead. In other words, exceptional leaders possess strong emotional intelligence (EI). Learn how to take your EI to a new level through assessment, application, and accomplishment. Movin’ On Up – Employee One Day, Manager the Next! Promotions resulting from technical knowledge or industry-specific expertise often come with an expectation that you possess management capabilities. This class will help you learn strategies to motivate people and manage critical situations. You will learn the basics of leadership concepts, organizational change, and effective team building to help you project confidence and earn trust and respect as a new manager. E ngage Others Getting People to Do What You Need Them To Do Learn communication skills to read others’ nonverbal clues, address issues without being confrontational, and get people to do what you need them to do. Discover a set of tools to use the correct motivation for the situation and people involved, improve cooperation, diffuse conflict, and manage difficult people. There are lots of I’s in Team: Get Them to Work Together In the workplace, individual views, multiple projects, strengths and weaknesses, lack of resources, and lack of training and knowledge, can influence team members’ performance. This course will increase your skills in team building, and reveal methods, tools, and techniques to improve team effectiveness. It’s a Process, Not an Event: Conducting Effective Performance Reviews Understand the big picture of employee evaluation and learn to conduct performance reviews that change behavior, including best approaches for positive and constructive feedback, and crafting a script to guide your future review efforts, even for you most difficult employees. A ct for Effectiveness We Have to Stop Meeting Like This: Running Effective Meetings In this interactive course, you will learn to avoid common meeting pitfalls by using the essentials of group dynamic and structuring constructive conflict to move the group toward consensus. Using Project Management Tools for Continuous Improvement Practicing continuous improvement can often be mistaken for project management. This course will define how operational continuous improvement differs from project work and demonstrate how basic project management tools can be used for improving processes. Get started today – register at or call (763) 424-0880 28 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013
  31. 31. Using Personal Mobile Tech Devices Professionally To be productive during the business day, it is important to manage your personal tech devices rather than the devices dictating your time usage. Leverage your mobile tech device to improve your job time management and productivity. You’ll learn best practice options for choosing a communication platform to match your message, secure your information, manage email and calls, and discover helpful apps for organizing the workday. Project Management Professional® D evelop the Organization North Hennepin Community College is the only two-year institution in Minnesota that is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You’ll reap tremendous benefit studying PMI’s standard project management strategies and processes integrated throughout our curriculum and you’ll be on the right track if you’re interested in pursuing PMP certification. Organizational Culture: Understand and Influence It The culture of an organization is very powerful. It determines mission and goals, reinforces values and actions, and drives (or prevents) change. This course will help you identify organizational cultures and maximize your leadership potential. Change: From Enduring to Embracing It Change management entails thoughtful planning involving the people affected, and sensitive implementation. Learn a structured approach to training and transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations focusing on the competencies needed to accept, adapt, and lead during times of change. Beyond Critical Thinking: How to Know You’re Using the Best Decision-making Model The ability to make a decision and put it into action is imperative in the work of business. A structured process – a decision-making model – can help clear away some of the chaos and uncertainty. Find out how to decide which model will yield your best results in any situation. Skilled project managers are in demand. In addition to being one of the country’s most commonly listed job openings, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent job growth for project managers in many industries through 2014. Prepare yourself for career success by gaining the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to lead successful projects. Project Management Foundations Get the essentials of project management including being able to define projects and the role of the project manager, understanding process groups and how they are affected by organizational culture, and employing leadership techniques to assure project success. Project Management Success Designed for experienced project managers and those who have successfully completed Project Management Foundations, this fast-paced course provides an in-depth look at managing a project plan utilizing various tools, such as Microsoft Office Project 2010, while continually focusing on the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge®. Topics include quantitative risk planning, project governance, change management, benefits mapping, managing stakeholder expectations, and communicating project status. Social Media Certificates Businesses today are leveraging the power of social media to increase visibility, engage new and existing audiences, and collect and analyze valuable data. According to a recent industry survey, 74% of businesses saw an increase in website traffic after investing in social media, and 65% use social media to gain market intelligence. Identify which social media tools your audiences are using and learn how to create and execute a strategic social media campaign. Social Media Strategist Certificate This course, taught online, will introduce the online social media environment as a test prep for certification by the National Institute for Social Media. Review case studies and get an overview of the elements of social media and it's importance to the overall strategic plan for your business. When the course is complete, you will have built a strategic social media plan reviewed and critiqued by a seasoned social media strategist and be eligible to test for the only national social media certification that exist in the industry. Social Media Community Manager Certificate Learn to manage your online business communities utilizing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and others. Gain an understanding of what goes into an effective social media messaging strategy and which platform is best for each type of message. Please join us for a Project Management Panel Breakfast Project Management is about continuous improvement. As the profession evolves, Project Management Institute, the global standard for project management, evolves with it. Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the latest industry trends and address your questions. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8am in the Grand Hall on the NHCC Campus The event is FREE, but you must register to attend. Find out more or reserve your space at North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 29
  32. 32. NHCC Professional Training & Development Microsoft Office Classes Enhance your computer skills or open doors to a new job with our hands-on courses. From basic to advanced, you will learn skills demanded by today's organizations. New! Access Queries and Reports This session covers various ways to “ask questions” of your database including Select queries, Action queries, find duplicate, and unmatched queries. Learn to create and enhance Access reports through grouping data, creating subtotals, and adding calculated fields, formatting and printing. New! Access Tables and Forms Learn how to set up and examine Access tables, including how to easily enter and edit information, field properties that can be set to control data entry, the various ways to set up a form, and how to add controls like list boxes, check boxes, and drop-down lists. Access Basic 2010 An introduction to database concepts and the Access environment. Learn how to design and create databases; work with tables, fields, and records; sort and filter data; set field properties and data entry rules; and create queries, forms, and reports. New! OneNote Put the power of this note-taking software to work for you. You’ll learn free-form information gathering for both individual and multiuser collaboration including how to create written and typed notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries Access Intermediate 2010 Learn how to normalize data, manage table relationships, and enforce referential integrity; work with Lookup fields and subdatasheets; create join queries, calculated fields, and summary values; add objects to forms and create advanced form types; print reports and labels; create and modify charts; and use PivotTables and PivotCharts. Access Advanced 2010 Earn a Microsoft Office Certificate You can take Microsoft software classes individually, or combine them to earn a certificate. Register for a complete certificate program and receive a 15% discount. Certificate programs include: • Office Essentials • Office Professional • Office Power User • Office Career Essentials Get a complete list of courses in each program at This course will cover how to query with SQL; create crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create macros; import, export, and link database objects; interact with XML documents; create hyperlink fields; optimize, split, and back up databases; password-protect and encrypt databases; and set Access options and properties. Excel 2010 Data Management Commands Topics in this class focus on useful Excel commands for data management including a review of basic commands such as sort, filter, and shortcuts to formatting; as well as more advanced features such as custom views, tables, custom and conditional formatting, and useful functions for data management, pivot tables, and macros. Excel Basic 2010 Get an introduction to spreadsheet terminology, Excel's components, and how to navigate worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to enter and edit text, values, formulas, and pictures; save workbooks in various formats; move and copy data; and work with ranges, rows, and columns. We’ll also cover simple functions, basic formatting techniques, printing, how to create and modify charts, and skills to manage large workbooks. Excel Intermediate 2010 Gain the skills to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently. Learn how to work with advanced formatting options, how to work with tables, and how to format workbooks for email and the web. This course covers advanced charting techniques, use of trendlines and sparklines, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and working with PivotTables and PivotCharts. 30 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013
  33. 33. Excel Advanced 2010 Work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. Learn about data validation and database functions such as DSUM, how to import and export data, and how to query external databases. Get the basics of the analytical features such as Goal Seek and Solver, running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics, and conditional formatting with graphics. Outlook I Get the basics: how to read, create, send, and forward e-mail messages; how to manage attachments, configure message options, and use search folders; and how to manage contacts, work with tasks, create appointments, and schedule meetings. Outlook II This course will cover more advanced skills including how to customize Outlook, use Quick Steps, create shortcuts, work with contacts and manage address books, customize messages and signatures, and set up automatic replies. Learn how to search folders, use filters, apply categories, create custom views, and set rules for organizing messages. PowerPoint Basic 2010 A PowerPoint introduction: learn to create, save, and rearrange presentations; format text, work with graphics, and insert tables and charts; how to use templates and themes, slide masters, and transition effects; and how to proof, run, and print presentations. PowerPoint Advanced 2010 Learn to customize PowerPoint including how to change settings, apply themes and templates, and work with graphics and tables. Spice up presentations with multimedia content and interactive elements; learn about presentation distribution options including PDF, HTML, and online broadcasts; and find out how to integrate PowerPoint with Word and Excel. Excel Formulas and Functions 2010 Spend a day focused on using formulas and functions. Participants will analyze spreadsheets and determine which formulas and/or functions would be appropriate to accurately complete the calculations. Take your Excel skills to a higher level. Get started today – register at or call (763) 424-0880 Word Basic 2010 After an introduction to Word's components, you will learn how to navigate, enter and edit text, create and save documents, and how to enhance the appearance of a document with formatting options. The class will cover how to create tables; insert headers, footers, and graphics; and document proofing and printing. Word Intermediate 2010 Learn to work with Word’s styles, sections, columns, and document templates; how to format tables and work with graphics; how to manage document revisions; and work with Word’s Web features. Word Advanced 2010 This course will cover creating a master document complete with table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. You will learn about mail merges, how to create macros, ribbon customization, the Quick Access toolbar, and working with XML documents. Entrepreneurship Are you an entrepreneur looking for ways to sustain or grow your business? Set yourself up for success with the right information, tools, and guidance to navigate the small business environment here in the Twin Cities – or anywhere in the country! This affordable, convenient, and practical program will help you improve basic business skills, give you the tools to improve financial performance, and identify and capture a greater share of the market. Choose from two educational tracks. Track I: Essential Skills for Entrepreneurs This certificate is for individuals that are considering starting a business but want to know what goes into it and learn about developing a business plan. Learn the basics of marketing, communicating to your audience, business finance, and get the opportunity for one-on-one consultation and training. Track II: Skills to Sustain your Current Business For the entrepreneur that has already developed their business plan or been in business for one year or more, this certificate is for planning the next steps. Learn tactics for funding and tips for developing a loan package, engage in an advanced training module to develop business goals, and learn to communicate your business strategy. North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013 31
  34. 34. NHCC Professional Training & Development How to Register for Professional Training & Development Courses Online Convenient online registration can be found at Click on Browse Classes to get started. By mail A printable registration form can be found online at Click on Browse Classes and then the FAQ link. You’ll find the link to the registration form on that page. Mail your completed registration form with check payable to North Hennepin Community College or credit card information (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) to: NHCC-PTD, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. By fax Follow the instructions above to find a printable registration form and fax your completed form with credit card information to (763) 424-0889. By phone Call in your registration with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) to (763) 424-0880 Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm. In person NHCC's Professional Training & Development is located in the Center for Business & Technology (CBT) building which is off of 85th Avenue North in the east parking lot. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. Get Our Solutions at Your Convenience with Customized Training from North Hennepin Community College Improve quality, efficiency, and productivity Increase profitability Develop talent in hard-to-fill positions Reach strategic organizational goals Call 763-424-0880 to develop a custom training program for your organization. 32 North Hennepin Community College / Fall 2013
  35. 35. Calendar Visit for all event details August 2013 December 19 Admissions Application Deadline for Fall Semester 1 Last day to apply for PSEO 24 Family Information Session 4 Theatre Production: Fences through December 8 26 Fall Semester Classes Begin 13 Choral Concerts 13 Faculty Lecture Series: Sabbath – Creating Separate Time Patricia Diamond, Philosophy 18 Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band Concert 19 Orchestra Concert September 9 Rust & Wax Art Exhibition Opens through September 27 Opening Reception Thursday, September 12, 6pm 10 Student Success Day 13 Bioscience and Health Careers Center Beam Signing Ceremony 6 Keith Wann, ASL Comedian 9 13 18 Last day to apply for Spring Semester Adam Without Eve Art Exhibition Opens through January 31 Opening Reception Thursday, January 16, 5pm Business Expo October 7 January 2014 13 Spring 2014 Semester Begins 17 Faculty Lecture Series: The Role of Contextualized Learning in Developmental Education Shirley Johnson, Academic Development Alyssa Baguss Art Exhibition Opens through October 25 Opening Reception Thursday, October 10, 5pm 11 Faculty Lecture Series: A Report from the Front – The Battle of Words between the Neo-atheists and Religionists Bruce Lebus, Philosophy 15 Fall Job Fair 17 Education MN Visit Day through Friday, October 18 25 Theatre Production: Our Town through November 2 November 4 Johnson Loud Art Exhibition Opens through December 6 Opening Reception Thursday, November 7, 5pm 4 8 Advising Week through November 8 Faculty Lecture Series: Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy Desta Gelgelu, Economics 12 New Student Orientation Begins for Spring 2014 Semester 15 Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2013 Semester General Information Sessions & Tours any Monday Community College Visit North Hennepin in the or Tuesday at 5:30pm, or Friday at 10:00 am overview Building for a quick Educational Services nts with an Individual appointme and tour of campus. ily. Contact tative are available da Admissions Represen email admission@nh us at 763-424-0724 or onth at NHCC College Knowledge M tober. ring the month of Oc ormation sessions du Join us for special inf Building: nal Services 0pm in the Educatio All sessions are at 5:3 us ssions and Tour Camp Explore College Admi October 1 ms Explore College Progra October 8 Everyone e College Options for Explor October 15 rs) (PSEO & Adult Learne CC Scholarships e Financial Aid and NH Explor October 22 d Apply! us an Explore NHCC’s Camp October 29
  36. 36. If you see ECRWSS Postal Patron on this mail panel, your name is not on any list used by North Hennepin Community College. You are receiving this publication as a public service to residents of the northwest metro area of the Twin Cities. 7411 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Twin Cities, MN Permit No. 1705 Put your tuition on ice... with no tuition increase for two years at North Hennepin Community College! That’s right. Tuition will remain the same for the next two years, making your degree even more affordable. In fact, all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are freezing tuition to provide you with the continued opportunity to earn an affordable degree while keeping college debt levels as low as possible. Don’t miss your chance to finish or advance your degree in the next two years with NO tuition increase. Register today – Fall classes begin August 26.